This simple home remedy has worked 100% of the time for anyone that has tried it. Instead of suffering with a sore throat for a week or more, you can drive it away immediately, sometimes in less than a day. However, this remedy is not medical advice; it is a shared experience that really works! This site is not for profit; it's aim is simply to help people cure their sore throats.
The most common sore throat remedies for sore throat are usually over-the-counter sprays, lozenges and pastilles that are ineffective and smelly. The most common doctor-prescribed remedies are antibiotics, which take time to obtain, cost money and can have many negative side effects.
Most often, people waste time waiting while trying to figure out whether
or not they really have a sore throat. By the time they realize they do
have a sore throat, it's usually to the point that they are already suffering
from serious sore
throat pain, can barely speak, swallow or even eat.
This remedy is salt, and not just about gargling saltwater, it is actually about using common table salt as it is.
What you have to do is: tilt your head backwards and shake a little bit of salt straight into the back of your throat. Make sure you shake it straight into your throat, onto the base of your tongue and not over the middle or the tip your tongue (this way you will not suffer from any unpleasant taste). After that, do not swallow your saliva, just let the salt dissolve right there on the back of your throat, letting the salt stay there for as long as you possibly can. If you're using a salt shaker, shake 2 to 6 times depending how bad your sore throat is. If you're using a fast food style paper saltshaker, you should shake about 1/4 of the packet directly into your throat.
Also highly suggested, is to shake an even larger amount of salt into your throat right before you go to sleep for the night. During your sleep, without food or drink, bacteria thrive without any interruption to incubation and growth. Therefore, using salt while you are asleep can be extremely effective. Keep a salt shaker near your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling sore, you can shake some more salt into your throat.
Salt is a very old remedy that kills bacteria. In the old days they traditionally used salt to preserve meat and fish. Why? Because salt attracts water and attacks the bacteria cell walls, causing the bacteria to dehydrate and self-destruct in the process.
If your sore throat is really severe you can use salt as often as every 30 minutes. Use it as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a sore throat and the earlier you use it, the faster you’ll get rid of that sore throat.
Salt is available nearly everywhere. You can stop in to any fast food place on any street and grab some. Don’t wait around trying to figure out whether or not your sore throat is serious. Instead you can use this quick sore throat cure. As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, use the salt immediately. Gargling salt water is not nearly as effective since the concentration of salt is not high enough to take care of the problem. Also, gargling water requires a cup of water and the time to dissolve the salt in it, yet more inconvenience that makes you wait for relief.
Not all sore throats are the result of a bacteria infection. Sometimes the cause is a virus, commonly known as influenza virus. Many times your sore throat starts as a viral infection which develops into a bacterial infection. Salt is intended to fight only the bacteria, not the virus. Therefore salt might not be totally effective if you are suffering from a viral throat infection. Nevertheless, you really have nothing to lose by using salt. According to experience, salt can be extremely effective in most all cases, depending on the cause of your sore throat.
A sore throat is also often the first stage of a common cold, also known as the Flu. First to arrive is the sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and coughing. If you can take care of it fast, you won't wear down your immune system fighting the sore throat and your immune system has more energy to fight the other cold symptoms. Therefore, using salt could also shorten the total duration of suffering from the common cold.
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it worked well, but im not gonna lie. that was the nastiest taste ever! i kept it in for 5 minutes then rinsed. thank you!
TRY THIS. but i didn't use a salt shaker, i just took a pinch of salt and put it on the back of my tongue and waited for it to hit the back of my throat. i woke up feeling so much better this morning.
I found this remedy in August when I was visiting my brother and started getting sick. My throat was keeping me awake and so I did a search for sore throat remedies. This worked great!! I did it every two hours or so throughout the night and the next day my sore throat was pretty much gone. I let the salt disolve in my saliva and did some gargling before I swallowed each time. My son just called me to ask me about it because he feels like he might be getting a sore throat and I sent him the link.
The salt works for me. I came up with what I think is a better way to deposite the salt at the back of my tongue. I used a 1/8 teaspoon and fill it about 1/3 or 1/2 full. Then I put the teaspoon into the back of my mouth and simply pour the salt onto the back of my tongue. It works great for me. I think it is a much better method than the salt shaker, as I can pretty much put the salt where I want it and I know how much I'm putting in my mouth. It might be something you should try and recommend as an alternate delivery method.
I just tried this on my girlfriend and she said dont let it touch her tounge "thats what she said" and she thru up in the kitchen sink...hilarious but didnt work
I tried this on my two yr old. I can not get her to take any meds.. because of the taste.. worked wonders on her strep throat. I couldnt believe it. She let me do it. I was thrilled. Ive used this on myself several times, always helped. Great remedy.. and best of all.. its free!
Ann must work for the drug companies, throat spray makers or Halls. Just tried it and the pain is going away already, thank you for something I should of already known.
It works! Now I can sing my crappy songs again!
Works like a charm. Thanks so much for this tip. You must have done something different Ann up there complaining bitterly.
This worked almost immediately. I will probably need to do it again soon. I can still feel my throat a little however the sharp pain is gone.